Gate Charity, the global non-profit philanthropic organization founded by Gate.io, visited a community of people living with disabilities in Panglao, Philippines, on August 6.
Since 2008, the Disabled Village has served as a home and community for various people with disabilities. Located in the Tangnan district of Panglao Island, it is a housing development funded by the local government and a small amount of donations. Each year, the local government expands housing to accommodate families. Currently, there are 39 occupied households.
In preparation for an upcoming donation campaign, the Gate Charity team travelled to the village with local volunteers and government staff, meeting and interacting with the residents. The community was very welcoming, inviting the group into their community and homes, sharing their experiences and daily challenges.
The goal of the visit was to assess the resident’s current needs and living conditions to better direct funding for a future fundraiser. The residents all live with life-altering or long-term disabilities, meaning they cannot earn an income or provide for their families. As funding for the community is limited to annual grants and some locally-sourced donations, an additional funding boost will help provide more support, ensuring they can live a bit happier and more comfortably.
Using traditional and blockchain-integrated fundraising methods, Gate Charity is committed to elevating underserved and underprivileged communities around the globe. Past charitable initiatives in the Philippines include supporting indigenous Aeta communities and environmental protection, using the power of NFTs and digital ownership to collect donations for each cause.